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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Disabilities, Health

Mission: We promote the acceptance and integration of individuals with autism worldwide by training communities in culturally relevant, sustainable practices.

Results: We currently have 6 partnerships around the world where were are training dedicated professionals to be able to provide quality services to people with autism through centers of excellence in their communities. Our current partnerships are in Nigeria, Nicaragua, India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Dominican Republic. We have a goal of working with 20 centers by 2020.

Community Stories

57 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you ever have doubts of the goodness of people, you need to travel and get to know this amazing non-profit. Passionate people, actual changes, and good hearts. Global autism project has a special place in my heart.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I always wanted to travel the world and create meaningful changes using the skills i learned and the science i love, Global Autism Project gave me exactly that! as i traveled with them to Nairobi, Kenya last august.

Being an international student living in a foreign country, i am very particular and careful when dealing with people from different backgrounds and cultures. i don't ever want to impose my views, ideas and what i "think is right" to those who do not share mine. Thankfully, this organization shares that and i felt it first hand. we did not go there with a plan to duplicate a pre-selected model. Instead, we observed and worked with what is there already to improve it. it was challenging, exciting, rewarding and a great learning process for everyone involved.

From my short experience with this organization, i can confidently say that creating a sustainable change is possible and is very much beautiful to see! Thank you Global Autism Project for the coolest, most rewarding, adventurous trip so far!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I traveled to Indonesia with the Global Autism Project in July 2017, and the experience was nothing short of incredible. I worked closely with other professionals and with the amazing women who work at the center in Jakarta. This organization works tirelessly to educate the world and improve the lives of individuals with autism everywhere! Sustainable practice ensures that the work this organization does throughout the world is maintained and carried on with Independence in partner sites. It has been a privilege volunteering , and I am looking forward to my next trip with the Global Autism Project.

3 Kelly C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had such an amazing experience with the Global Autism Project. Collaborating with autism professionals worldwide through my trip to Nicaragua was incredible and was beneficial to all partners involved! I highly recommend getting involved in this organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My journey with global autism project began October of 2015. Since then I have been to three different countries, met people that have become concrete parts of my life, experienced soul changing events and strive to see the success and importance of this work spread everywhere. It is so important and since being apart of this organisation my life has truly been impacted in the best way!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After spending time in Kenya collaborating with other skillcorps members and the staff at Kaizora I have returned thrilled to be planning my second trip with Global Autism Project! The way they help disseminate ABA world wide and empower those who are spreading autism acceptance within their country is amazing. There is no way that I can see myself stepping away from an organization that is doing so much great things globally.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My trip to Kenya with the Global Autism Project was a life changing experience. The dedicated volunteers and staff of Global Autism Project are doing amazing work all around the globe. I am proud to be a member of their extended family!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I traveled to Kenya this past year with the Global Autism Project and was forever changed!

The work and energy that goes in to create and promote autism awareness around the world is truly incredible. Not only are we able to spread the word, we're able to create sustainable change that influences the lives of many. So fortunate to be apart of an organization doing so much good for communities around the world!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Global Autism Project has their heart in the right place. They are doing really great work with the help of a huge volunteer base which is comprised of highly skilled professionals and people who have the same idea. Their focus is their client and the different needs they may have. I am a donor and volunteer and happy to be. The great thing is you don't have to travel to be a supporter. There are many roles you can play to be involved. Join the movement for better opportunities for all - in your own way!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I travelled with the Global Autism Project to Indonesia and have donated to many charities in the past. The Global Autism Project stands out from all of these in one major aspect: their aim towards sustainability and how it's all about helping the partner site reach independence. Partners are taught the tools and procedures so they can then have unlimited impact on local services. Volunteering with the Global Autism Project is also an enlightening experience for anyone who wants to collaborate with other, diverse professionals towards a common goal - helping the autism community globally!

2 Erin123

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I traveled to India with this organization and I learned more about myself both personally and professionally than I ever thought I would. It was an amazing experience. The trip leaders really contributed to us getting the most out of the trip, it wouldn't have been the same without them. I can't wait to go again

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have just returned back from my third trip with Global Autism Project and I'm already planning my fourth trip. I have travelled to Indonesia in March 2015, Prague in March 2017 and then returned to Prague in Aug 2017.
What keeps me coming back to this organization and donating my time is seeing their mission of building local capacity come to fruition across the globe. I absolutely love the sustainable partnerships that they create with each site to have long lasting impact. Among so many other things, this is what has truly kept me engaged with this organization and wanting to do more.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is truly amazing. Their staff and volunteers are wholeheartedly dedicated to making a difference world wide. I traveled with GAP to Kenya and it changed my life! I 100% support the work that they do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A truly amazing organization to be a part of! Global Autism Project brings together an incredible group of dedicated professionals from all over the world to provide quality training and promote awareness and acceptance of autism all over the globe.

2 elyse111

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've traveled to 3 partner sites with SkillCorps and I could not put my experiences into words. It's definitely changed my life being able to train AMAZING teachers and therapists in countries where the passion is there but the resources are not.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization! I have been working with the GAP for a few years now. Being able to see the organization grow and blossom into an incredibly strong and sustainable resource for individuals with autism, their families, and professionals in the field around the world, is truly a blessing!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The experience to participate in a SkillCorps trip with the Global Autism Project starts before you even step foot in the office. The organization establishes personal growth as well as the growth and development of the partners we work with in country. Each aspect of the Global Autism Project pushes you in some way to reach a new potential, whether it is fund raising, experiencing a new country and language, or working to support the staff and students at the centers. This organization does something uniquely different and I knew instantly that I would be traveling with them again after my first trip. The Global Autism Project certainly focuses on promoting awareness and acceptance of autism, but it goes beyond that as well. To provide information and trainings to support the centers in providing the children with autism with best practice for therapy is on going. Your job does not end after the 2 weeks, it continues to develop and establish itself in the center and the ways in which the staff work with the students. This is quite incredible really; to know that you have not just made an impact in those 2 weeks, but to know that the work you have put in will continue to support and change the lives of the students, their families, and the staff, makes the Global Autism Project much more than just a volunteer opportunity. This is what makes it an exceptional nonprofit with the capability to make lasting change for communities around the globe.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Global Autism Project is an amazing organization that truly works to better autism service access for those around the world. Their commitment to sustainability is unmatched by any other organization in this field. GAP has amazing relationships with their partner sites, and they recognize that they learn just as much from their sites as they teach them. I feel honored to have traveled with them and am looking forward to hopefully traveling with them again in the future!

5 FisherJ

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with this organization for a little over a year. Their highly sustainable model, vision and mission is why I'm so in love with this organization. Truely incredible people working here and volunteering.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to travel to Jakarta Indonesia in June 2015 with this organization. The experience was truly transformative. The work that this organization is doing is so important and it is clear that they live and breathe their mission and vision everyday. The opportunity to travel with professionals who are passionate and to be a part of a movement to create change in countries that need it the most was truely life changing. What I love most about this organization is that they are committed to providing education and services that are sustainable. I am a better person and a better clinician for having been a part of the work they do and traveling with the Global Autism Project.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with the Global Autism Project a year ago. I have visited two partner centers and I am going to be leading my first trip this summer. The hard work and dedication of this organization is truly admirable. I am honored to be a part of such a positive and professional team.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Global Autism Project's mission to provide support to autism centers in developing countries is only the beginning of what this organization does. By providing sustainable training and resources to centers abroad, Global Autism raises awareness, empowers individuals with autism, their families, teachers and sets the precedence for autism treatment internationally.

There are not enough words to express how the Global Autism Project has transformed my life. As a professional, I have a better understanding of how to generalize my skills, be part of a team, and be a leader. My passion was reignited and my professional goals have shifted to continuing to work abroad. On a personal level, I learned a great deal about who I am and the person I want to be. Bonds of friendship were created on a level that runs so deep I consider my team mates family. If I had the opportunity to do it all over again, I would...and I will!

4 Sarah269

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic organization that is committed to providing quality education and training for professionals working with children and adults with autism around the world. This model allows local professionals to become the experts within their community. This organization is also fantastic to work with!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I traveled with Global Autism Project to Indonesia, in May 2015. They are an incredible organization, providing quality services to individuals on the autism spectrum all over the world. I continue to be impressed by their work daily, and hope to travel with them again in the future. I'm currently a founding Compass member and proud to be a part of their mission!